Maintenance and Operations - January 2016

Va. healthcare facilities mobilized for winter storm

Hospital leaders meet with various departments to make sure things ran smoothly no matter what


A healthcare facility's wayfinding system should provide clear language for direction-giving

Consistent, simplified directions builds an interconnected system of communication


Oprah weighs in on paper vs. air debate for hand hygiene

Website spotlights a recent study in the Journal of Hospital Infection that tested three popular drying methods.


Tailoring pest management for different healthcare facilities

The pests ‚ like the patients — can be very different for each facility


Hospitals eliminating antibiotics from meal offerings

Concern about the livestock industry's overuse of antibiotics has led a number of health care institutions to start choosing antibiotic-free meat


Healthcare facility standards support organizational goals

Advocate Health Care wrote its own flooring standards


MRSA could cost healthcare facilities hundreds of millions of dollars

2017 Medicare rules will include MRSA in all reimbursement calculations


Home-laundering of scrubs challenged

Readers of Outpatient Surgery magazine challenge regulations. common practices


Hospitals update to stay relevant

Modernizing systems and investing in technology will be essential


Legionella threats go beyond cooling towers

Facility managers of hospitals and longterm care facilities should be especially aware of Legionella



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